Employment

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Open Positions for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Come join our thriving community in the heart of the Rocky Mountains!

WSRF is looking to hire a Spanish language teacher for 1st – 8th grade.
This is an 80% of full time position with 80% benefits and tuition remission.

Please submit application materials, letter of interest, biographical statement, resume, and 4 reference contacts to Frances Lewis frances@waldorfschoolrf.org

Training and experience in teaching elementary foreign language required. Preference for native speaker with Waldorf teacher training background, though not required.

Preferred start date, January 3rd 2018.

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2018-2019 Grades 1 Class Teacher Position Open

Qualifications, Salary and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf-trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree, at least two years of teaching experience and a commitment to working out of Anthroposophy. Applicants must be dedicated to excellence in teaching and recognize the importance of parent education, self-development and collegial cooperation. Full-time faculty members are currently offered medical and disability coverage, a retirement plan, and tuition remission. Starting salary for trained teachers is $45,000 with additional increments for experience.

How to apply for Teaching Positions
Please send a letter of interest, a brief biography, a resume, and names and contact information for three references to our Faculty Administrator, Frances Lewis at: frances@waldorfschoolrf.org
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Extra Lesson Teacher

The Extra Lesson Teacher will partner with our current Student Support Team members to form the Student Support Department. Duties listed below may be assigned based on workload and strengths of individuals in the department. The Extra Lesson Teacher works collaboratively with the faculty, administration and is part of an educational support team, which includes the Care Group. This individual is expected to perform the following functions:

Work with students
• Work in a support role with the class teachers to assess individual students in need of extra learning support.
• Design, implement, and report on educational plans for individual children.
• Provide extra lesson support to individual or group of students.
• Regularly assess and report on individual student support plans.
• Assist in coordinating learning support schedule.
• Refer students when appropriate for outside support such as
Occupational Therapy

School wide Duties
• Work in partnership on developing appropriate level assessments and school‐wide assessment schedule
• Conduct and write reports for the first grade readiness and second grade assessments
• Work in collaboration with the early childhood program
• Conduct developmental drawing assessments and work with teacher to discern insights for them.
• Conduct assessments for in‐coming students and transfer students.
• Help teachers design and implement morning circle work or other activities to support physical development of the children.
• Provide insight and support to teachers about how they may best work with students in need of extra support.
• In conjunction with Pedagogical Director provide professional development to faculty.
• Help develop handwriting curriculum and students’ proper pencil grip.
• Provide insight and guidance to other teachers about how they might best work with students in need of extra support, as well as more general support in recognizing and understanding issues which may be hindering students.
• Participate in Care Group meetings.
• Participate in faculty meetings, including child studies.

Qualifications
Successful completion of three‐year program with Certificate from the Association for a Healing Education, or equivalent remedial training program
Waldorf classroom teaching experience
Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university

How to apply for Teaching Positions
Please send a letter of interest, a brief biography, a resume, and names and contact information for three references to our Faculty Administrator, Frances Lewis at: frances@waldorfschoolrf.org
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About Our School 

WSRF is a full-member AWSNA school located in the Rocky Mountains of Western Colorado close to Aspen. We are celebrating our twenty-fifth year with a supportive parent body and a caring faculty. Our teachers enjoy a balanced work load and a recent significant salary increase. Our school is set in a beautiful valley where the community enjoys a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities year-round.
Our school has two preschools, two kindergartens and grades one through eight with approximately 190 students. We have an on-site mentor to support teachers. Our specialty programs include eurythmy, handwork, movement, music, woodwork and Spanish. We also have a fine student support faculty offering sensory integration support, Anthroposophical art therapy, therapeutic eurythmy, speech and language services and academic tutoring.
Our campus is all straw bale construction and designed based upon Steiner’s architectural indications, providing a beautiful space for our faculty and children to thrive. Our faculty works cooperatively and collaboratively within a greater community that is progressive and has a small town feel while benefiting from the multi-faceted cultural opportunities of Aspen.
WSRF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religious affiliation or sexual orientation.

About the Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen,BasaltCarbondaleGlenwood Springs and Snowmass Village):

  • World-class recreation and cultural activities
  • Four beautiful seasons with lots of sunshine
  • Surrounded by White River National Forest and BLM

About our school:

  • 13 acre eco-campus with wetlands and river access
  • Nationally recognized, anthroposophically-inspired strawbale buildings
  • Incredible performance facility
  • Strong community with active parent body
  • Commitment to independent rather than private schooling

About our faculty:

  • Cohesive and supportive
  • Gifted men and women that includes both very experienced and young faculty members
  • Trained subject teachers – eurythmy, Spanish, handwork, movement, practical arts
  • On-going mentoring and support for professional development
  • Committed to pedagogical and anthroposophical studies
  • Hard-working and growing